The Ecological Landscape Professional

The Ecological Landscape Professional addresses the design dimension of the environmental, social and financial crisis

Ecological Landscape Professional, design systems that can be applied at all levels of scale.

They create revolutionary forms of:

  • buildings;
  • landscapes;
  • cities;
  • technologies.

Some examples include:

  • sewage treatment plants that use constructed marshes to purify water;
  • agricultural systems that mimic and merge with their surrounding landscapes;
  • industrial “ecosystems” in which waste from one productive process becomes fuel for the next.

Ecological landscape design is the marriage of nature and technology

Choose only one master-Nature

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)

Ecology explains how the natural world is and how it behaves, and design is also the key intervention point for making sustainability in ecology.

Ecological design is a form of engagement and partnership with nature.

Permaculture is the marriage of nature and the planet.

John Button

What makes Permaculture different from other Design sciences?

Three ethics ensure that Permaculture is more than just a design system.

Which it provides us fundamental philosophies to address and achieve a sustainable paradise within and outside our own borders.

Changing the way we care for the earth, ourselves and other people.

Further participating in sharing fairly the surplus of our produce in sharing fairly the surplus of our produce.

Ecological Landscape Professional for the UN Decade (2021 – 2030) on Ecosystem Restoration

New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for:

  • job creation;
  • food security, and
  • addressing climate change.

Ecosystems are being degraded at an unprecedented rate.

Our global food systems and the livelihoods of many millions of people depend on all of us working together to restore healthy and sustainable ecosystems for today and the future.

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The degradation of land and marine ecosystems undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people and costs about 10 per cent of the annual global gross product in loss of species and ecosystems services.

Currently, about 20 per cent of the planet’s vegetated surface shows declining trends in productivity with fertility losses linked to erosion, depletion and pollution in all parts of the world.

By 2050 degradation and climate change could reduce crop yields by 10 per cent globally and by up to 50 per cent in certain regions.

Restoration of 350 million hectares of degraded land between now and 2030 could generate USD 9 trillion in ecosystem services and take an additional 13-26 gigatons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

The United Nations Environment Programme

We need to promote an aggressive restoration program that builds resilience, reduces vulnerability and increases the ability of systems to adapt to daily threats and extreme events.

 Lina Pohl, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador

Permaculture is an Ecological Design Science for Earth Repair

Permaculture and Ecological Design are systematic approaches to human settlement that are rooted in the ethics of caring for the Earth and human communities. 

An ecological landscaping approach can provide implementable solutions to many of the environmental challenges, and community issues that we face globally.

Ecological-oriented landscaping is an approach that integrates landscape with the cycles of nature through sustainable stewardship and regenerative design.

Ecological landscaping can regenerate our planet through the processes of sequestering carbon, regenerating watersheds, reforesting degraded lands, and providing economic revitalization and career opportunities for people willing to do the work.

In this way, people can live harmoniously with their environments.

Erik Ohlsen, The Ecological Landscape Professional

How can you develop an Ecological Landscape Carreer?

We actually have a way not only to achieve ecological restoration at scale, but also social restoration by developing carreers where people can spend their time restoring the land.

We’re able to create a force of normal folks around the planet, a regenerative economy where people can make their income doing regenerative work.

What would scale regeneration faster?

I can’t really think of something that would make regeneration faster than that.

Erik Ohlsen

In this conversation with Erik Ohlsen, we discuss how you can align your passion for a better world, with the development of a career path that actively creates the world you envision. 

An essential resource for anyone working in, or seeking to work in the landscape industry is “The Ecological Landscape Professional” book, written by Erik Ohlsen. 

This is one of the reviews of the book shared on Amazon:



Starting an Ecological Landscape Professional path, you can contribuite to the creation of a Global Regenerative Economy to support financially our communities and all our young people, with earth repair work.

There is one, and only one, solution, and we have almost no time to try it.

We must turn all our resources to repairing the natural world, and train all our young people to help.

They want to.

We need to give them this last chance to create forests, soils, clean waters, clean energies, secure communities, stable regions, and to know how to do it from hands-on experience.

Bill Mollison


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Giuseppe Tallarico

Giuseppe is a versatile and results-oriented Agronomist specializing in Permaculture, Food Security, and Environmental Management Systems dedicated to consulting large-scale farms through the transition to sustainable and regenerative agriculture to achieve maximum profitability naturally while creating a greener abundant earth for generations to come. Giuseppe is an Accredited Instructor by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and a permaculture consultant for the government of Jordan. Giuseppe serves the world permaculture community as the founder and General Manager of the World Permaculture Association, the head of the Urban Permaculture Laboratory Educational Center, and manager of Rigenera, a Permaculture consulting company.

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